KCRW’s Top 30: Channel Tres, Benny Sings, Everything But The Girl

By Marion Hodges

We’re tuning into Channel Tres. Photo by Anna Chang.

KCRW HQ’s first visitor of 2023, house-hop producer Channel Tres, is racking up the week’s most spins for his eagerly awaited debut full length, Real Cultural Shit. He’s only slightly edging out our favorite Dutch poptart Benny Sings + LA’s Gen-Z goddess of grooves Remi Wolf, and last week’s top spinner Little Simz.

Of course, everyone around these parts is all-in over the news that iconic UK acoustic-indiepop-turned-house-trendsetters Everything But The Girl have released their first new music in 24 years. It’s a deeply emotive serving of bass-heavy dance pop, and there was no chance of it landing anywhere outside of our top five most played this week. 

With a rundown this stacked, you just know that this week’s Top 30 Spotify playlist is going to be especially on point. Follow up, please. 

Top 30 Albums (1.18.2023)

1 Channel Tres Real Cultural Shit
2 Benny Sings Young Hearts
3 Little Simz NO THANK YOU
4 Everything But the Girl Fuse
5 Young Fathers Heavy Heavy
6 Classixx Bird of Prey [Single]
7 Thee Sacred Souls Thee Sacred Souls
8 Genesis Owusu Get Inspired [Single]
9 El Michels Affair & Black Thought Glorious Game
10 Kate Bollinger J’aime les filles [Single]
11 M83 Fantasy
12 Wet Leg Wet Leg
13 Gorillaz Cracker Island
14 Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen
15 Moon Boots Ride Away
16 Eddie Chacon Holy Hell [Single]
17 Vagabon Carpenter [Single]
18 Altin Gün A​ş​k
19 Rozi Plain Prize
20 Skrillex Rumble (Feat. Fred Again.. & Flowdan) [Single]
21 ODESZA The Last Goodbye (Hayden James Remix) [Single]
22 Various Artists Advanced Disco & Deeper Vol. 1
23 Gabriels Angels & Queens - Part 1
24 Danielle Ponder Some Of Us Are Brave
25 Warm Sound Infinity Eye [Single]
26 Daniel Avery Ultra Truth
27 The Blessed Madonna Serotonin Moonbeams [Single]
28 The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
29 Chiiild Better Luck In The Next Life
30 The Arcs Electrophonic Chronic